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gratifying

adjective uk   /ˈɡræt.ɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈɡræt̬-/
pleasing and satisfying: [+ to infinitive] It must be very gratifying to see all your children grown up and happy.
gratifyingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The success rate in the exam was gratifyingly high.
Translations of “gratifying”
in Chinese (Traditional) 心滿意足…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心满意足…
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